2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health

The clinical application of expressive arts therapies is used in the care of patients at hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings around the world to enhance the processes of healing and recovery.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health is a 15-credit program designed for mental health and health care professionals, artists, educators, human service professionals, social workers, psychologists, guidance and adjustment counselors, and others who are seeking advanced, treatment-oriented skills.  The program provides professional training in the use of expressive therapy modalities and their applications in the field of healthcare.

Program of Study

Elective Courses

Possible electives include, but are not limited to:

GEXTH 5001Techniques of Play Therapy

3

GEXTH 5010Principles and Practices of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

GEXTH 5908/GCREA 5908Transcultural Identity: Psyche, Soma, and Sojourning

3

GCREA 6050Creativity and Leadership

3

GCREA 6051Creative Conflict Transformation

3

GCREA 6052Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership

3

GEXTH 6020Music, Imagery and Psychotherapy

3

GEXTH 6206Voice and Music Therapy

3

GEXTH 6301Drama Therapy and for Children and Adolescents

3

GEXTH 6360Drawing from Within: A Studio Course

3

GEXTH 6400Holistic Approach to Pain and Stress

3

GEXTH 6412Yoga and Therapeutic Touch

3

Required Core Courses

GEXTH 5045Arts and Healing

3

GEXTH 6028/GCREA 6028The Arts in Health: Cultural Context and Meaning

3

GEXTH 5010Principles and Practices of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

All courses are being offered throughout the year within the Master's programs in Expressive Therapies.  Once accepted into the certificate program, students can begin to take courses as they fit into their individual and professional schedules.